Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (TPRE) Shares Active after Upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (NYSE: TPRE) shares rose in value Wednesday Nov 30 with slower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an intraday record after opening higher Wednesday, led by the energy sector as hopes rose that the world’s major oil producers are near a deal on limiting output.

The benchmark S&P 500 and Dow were on track to post their largest monthly gains since March.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.22% gained 5 points, or 0.2%, to 2,209. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.41% added 62 points, or 0.3%, to 19,184, trading in record territory. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.08% was 7 points, or 0.1%, higher at 5,386.

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (NYSE: TPRE) from Strong Sell to Hold today. With a rating of Hold on the shares, Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. has a 52-week high of $14.42. A number of other analysts have commented on the stock recently, and Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $14.75, higher than the opening price of $11.95, a difference of 12.29 percent. Share prices sometimes get a jump to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (NYSE: TPRE) shares last traded at $12.00, a jump of $0.10 or 0.84% from the previous closing price. Opening at $11.95, they fluctuated from $11.90 and $12.00 throughout the day.

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (NYSE: TPRE) currently has a market cap of 1.26B.

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (NYSE: TPRE) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 265,431 shares out of a total float 58,901,000 and some 15,077 shares traded hands yesterday, lower than the average. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as investors often use upticks in trading volume to pinpoint large volume growth or dissemination by institutional investors.

However, just a day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. As such, market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as an indicator that financial institutions are moving forward.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Professional investors such as these have teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are researching.

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (NYSE: TPRE) Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

By following the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect—it allows for traders to make more useful decisions on trades.

Trades for Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (NYSE: TPRE) have ranged from $10.08 – 14.42, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $12.16 and 200-day MA of $12.12. Today’s last price is 16.78%% lower than the 52 week high of $14.42.

Earnings growth is an important factor to research when buying stocks and investors watch for companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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